Clean Up

Cleaning up inside and around school grounds can help identify and remove harmful and toxic materials that can worsen asthma symptoms among children.

Plant a Garden

When kids see and learn about where their veggies come from, there’s a good chance they are going to eat more of them, which could help lower obesity rates and make our children healthier.

Coffee Chat

Bring some fellow parents together for a conversation on what sustainability activities are going on at the schools in your community.

Scavenger Hunt

Gather a few of your children’s friends and their parents, and make sure each person arrives on site with a digital camera or equipped phone. Have each team walk around your school grounds and take photographs of things that are good for people and the planet, and things that are harmful to people and the planet. Come back together to share your photos – perhaps even make a collage to present to your child’s class or the principal.

Create Signage

Signs are a great way to remind people to turn off lights or to not leave a faucet running, resulting in better operational practices and more savings for your local schools and campuses.

Day of Service

The Green Apple Day of Service, which will take place on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects. Be sure to check out project ideas, read about last year's impacts, find an event in your area and register your 2014 project today!


Day of Service Projects